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Fellowship and Life

Director

  • Patrick Tunnell
  • Phone: 912-201-4068

The Office of Fellowship and Life helps parishes and schools embrace the great gift of life – life with Christ and with one another – by supporting the domestic Church through families and Christian fraternity.

Tribunal

Contact

  • Phone: 912-201-4133/912-201-4132
  • Fax: 912-201-4099

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Judicial Vicar

Very Rev. Msgr. J. Gerard Schreck, J.C.D.

Diocesan Judges

Very Rev. Msgr. J. Gerard Schreck, J.C.D.
Very Rev. Daniel F. Firmin, J.C.L.
Rev. Msgr. John A. Renken, J.C.D.

Defenders of the Bond

Rev. Andrew Larkin, J.C.L.

Promoter of Justice

Very Rev. Daniel F. Firmin, J.C.L.

The Tribunal for the Diocese of Savannah ordinarily conducts trials or hears cases that relate to the invalidity of marriages.

This Diocesan Tribunal is the court of the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, composed of judicial personnel and directed by the Judicial Vicar, as delegated by the executive authority of the Bishop. All judicial functions of the Tribunal are done in accordance with Church Law (Canon Law).

The Tribunal office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

St. Thomas More and St. Fabiola, pray for us.

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